It’s been 17 years since Mike Tomlin took the reins of the Pittsburgh Steelers from the legendary Bill Cowher.
He hasn’t had a losing season once ever since that day.
That’s why, as much as people want to speculate about his future with the organization, former Super Bowl champion Richard Sherman doesn’t think he’s ever actually been on the hot seat.
Talking on “Undisputed,” Sherman claimed that we’ve never heard Tomlin talk about potentially walking away, and it’s all based on rumors.
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He also said that even though some people would want to criticize him for the playoff losses and not winning a playoff game since 2017, he should’ve won NFL Coach of the Year at least three of four times just for getting those teams to the playoffs in the first place.
Sherman also argued that Kenny Pickett or Mason Rudolph wouldn’t be starters anywhere else and certainly not on playoff teams, which is another reason to give Tomlin plenty of credit.
The former CB argued that the Rooney family and the Steelers organization understand that Tomlin has constantly overachieved despite having a subpar team, adding that several teams could even fire their current head coach just to have a chance to get Tomlin if he were to become available.
Sherman also predicts the Steelers will put an end to all this speculation soon and will sign him to a contract extension, adding that Tomlin has earned the benefit of the doubt and there should be no question about his job security.